neuroimaging

noun
neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈi-mə-jiŋ How to pronounce neuroimaging (audio) \

Definition of neuroimaging

: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) also : imaging of the brain by these techniques

Examples of neuroimaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are somewhere between 5,000 and 42,000 adults with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome in the United States alone, meaning a significant number of patients might be covertly conscious and possibly capable of communication using neuroimaging. Mackenzie Graham, STAT, "Armchair philosophizing doesn’t help conscious patients in vegetative states," 10 Feb. 2020 The psychologist echoes Vaillancourt’s belief that neuroimaging could have a powerful impact on government and policy interventions to address bullying. Rod Mccullom, Quartz, "How bullying may shape adolescent brains," 7 Oct. 2019 The great debate Advances in neuroimaging have both helped and hindered the study of aging in the brain. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "How the human brain stays young even as we age," 19 Nov. 2019 The team is now working with researchers in China, India, and the United States to share neuroimaging and genetic data of adolescents and young adults. Rod Mccullom, Quartz, "How bullying may shape adolescent brains," 7 Oct. 2019 To make that assessment, advanced neuroimaging machines were used to examine the brains of the forty victims, including Lee. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, "The Mystery of What Happened to American Diplomats and Spies in Havana Deepens," 29 July 2019 But neuroimaging has shown that, if a chronic-pain sufferer and an unafflicted person are given the same burn or pinprick, their brains manifest activity differently. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 She was soon hired to direct the University of Chicago’s electrical neuroimaging laboratory. Katie Worth, Scientific American, "When Scientists Are Mad about Each Other," 14 Feb. 2014 Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Maia Szalavitz, Scientific American, "Autism—It's Different in Girls," 1 Mar. 2016

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Neuroimaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroimaging. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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neuroimaging

noun
neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈim-ə-jiŋ How to pronounce neuroimaging (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroimaging

: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron-emission tomography) also : imaging of the brain by these techniques

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